McDonnell MBA Scholars Represent WashU at McGill Int’l Portfolio Challenge in Montreal

By: Jorge Concha and Felipe Quaassdorff, McDonnell Scholars During the first weekend of November, McGill University, a prestigious university from Montreal, Canada, hosted its new version of the McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC), in which each year there is a unique case to solve the most important challenges pension funds are facing. Universities worldwide send […]

Promoting Age Inclusivity

October 7, 2023 | Jorge Concha Tagle, McDonnell Scholar The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health and the McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted an engaging workshop aimed at advancing understanding and promoting age inclusivity. The Center, housed at Washington University in St. Louis, is at the forefront of addressing the […]

Embracing Cultural Awareness in Global Health Research

October 7, 2023 | Allison Martinez, McDonnell Scholar A small change can make a big difference. Mikhuna, a pilot clinical study in Ecuador, showed us the striking impact that a change in nutrition has on enhancing fetal growth and development. This is the result of the collaborative work of Lora Iannotti, professor at the Brown School […]

Inspired by materials, shapes, and humans: Digital transformation in our future

October 7, 2023 | Hsin-Yi Cindy Chou, McDonnell Scholar Can you imagine a computer made of only plastic pieces? Did you know a mug can actually be a donut? Have you ever tried to predict what would people do next by their actions? In the final session of Global Research Symposium: Forces Reshaping The World held on Oct. […]

Breaking Down Boundaries for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

As diseases have no boundaries, interdisciplinary collaboration should not either October 6, 2023 | Ekua Mbrah Inkoom, McDonnell Scholar Professor Shanti Parikh began the Social Innovation session of the 2023 McDonnell International Scholars Academy Symposium on a strong note by asking, Are diseases creative and omnipresent, and why are we in siloed disciplines in academia? Our research, […]

Humanity, accountability, and teamwork

October 5, 2023 | Loreina Hsien, McDonnell Scholar My biggest takeaway from the opening and keynote session is – humanity, accountability, and teamwork.  Laura Benoist, director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, empowered us by sharing that it takes “people” to collaborate to reshape the world. As an educator and social worker, I have been trained to […]

McDonnell Scholar Voices: 2016 McDonnell Academy Symposium | Brisbane, Australia

Scholar Voices Symposium Edition is Scholar-driven content that sparks conversations and deepens connections within the McDonnell Academy, with our partners, and across the WashU community.  McDonnell Scholars shared insightful stories during 6th McDonnell Academy International Symposium in Brisbane, Australia, a three-day event of executive sessions, workshops, panel discussions and poster sessions featuring research from current McDonnell […]

McDonnell Scholar Voices: 2018 McDonnell Academy Symposium | Beijing, China

Scholar Voices Symposium Edition is Scholar-driven content that sparks conversations and deepens connections within the McDonnell Academy, with our partners, and across the WashU community.  McDonnell Scholars shared insightful stories during 7th McDonnell Academy International Symposium in Beijing, China, a three-day event of executive sessions, workshops, panel discussions and poster sessions featuring research from current McDonnell […]

Congratulations to our McDonnell Academy graduates

Welcome to Recognition Ceremony 2023. The McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University in St. Louis will host its annual recognition ceremony on Tuesday, May 16, in the Charles F. Knight Center on the Danforth Campus of WashU. Our graduating students, Scholars for Life, will give brief remarks during the ceremony and will be individually […]